Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are?
Maybe we are so tired from our daily work that we don’t wonder anymore. We leave them to be where they belong.
But for a moment if we go back to our childhood, we all can remember at least one thing related to the night sky, if not many. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the song. Some of us even tried to count the stars.
Won’t it be great if we could relive those moments?
Sadly we don’t have a time machine in our association but we do have some telescopes! They are pretty much same, isn’t it? Sorry, before you get angry read a little more.
When you are looking at a star which is, suppose, 80 light years away from us, you are actually looking at the star as it was 80 years ago! Maybe it’s dead by now.
Before blowing up your mind let me tell you one more thing, if you look through our telescopes, you can see the phases of Venus(it looks like moon), bands of Jupiter and the beautiful rings of Saturn!
How to reach us?
Visit us on any saturday evening (4pm onwards) at our office cum observation centre at Dhakuria, Kolkata. Our address is: Sky Watchers’ Association – Kolkata, 47/1, Beni Banerjee Avenue, Kolkata – 700031. Our association is located just beside the down platform of Dhakuria rail station (i.e. the platform for Jadavpur bound trains). The name of the apartment is “Purba” and we are located on the top floor flat of Mr. Soumen Mukherjee, Senior member as well as Observation Secretary. You can contact him at (033) 2405 1338. Please note that normally our association functions on Saturdays only.
The best thing?
You don’t need to become a member to look through our telescopes and increase your knowledge!